JM: How often could you receive visitors? Freya: twice a week for 1 hour with a week's notice--so
I didn't qualify, and this part was not on the
website. Jen: You could have 2 (1 hour) visits a week. Cathy: I didn't have visitors because I had regular
contact with my friends/family through phone
calls, etc. throughout my days at work. Work
release inmates were allowed contact visits with
pre-approved visitors on Saturdays and Sundays
only. All other visits were held on phones
through a plexiglass window. Inmates were
allowed two 1-hour visits per week.
JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you? Freya: NA Jen: No-they had to leave there ID with the visitors
desk and walk through a metal detector. Cathy: Visitors had to be pre-approved (inmate had to
list all visitors that they wanted to see).
After that, they had to leave their ID at the
visitors' desk and walk through a metal detector.
JM: What was the visiting environment like? Freya: NA Jen: You talked on phones through a plexiglass
window. The visitor side had comfy chairs to sit
on, and toys and books to keep children busy.
SCDOC also has a family center to help children
cope with a parent being in jail. Cathy: I didn't have visitors, but I was told that the
visitors' side had comfortable chairs for the
visitors to sit on and toys/books to keep